Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills
district of Meghalaya
state in north-eastern India
, 65 kilometers from Shillong
. It's reportedly the wettest place on Earth, with an annual rainfall of 11,872 millimetres (467.4 in),but that claim is disputed by Lloro' in Colombia
which station had an average yearly rainfall of 12717mm between 1952 and 1989.
According to the Guinness Book of World
Records Mawsynram received 26,000 millimetres (1,000 in) of rainfall in 1985.Oxford geographer Nick Middleton's book on people who live in extreme climates, Going to Extremes (ISBN 0-330-49384-1), chronicles his visit to the village, and describes how the inhabitants cope with such extreme precipitation.
Located in Mawsynram, is a cave named Mawjymbuin. Inside this cave is a pair of notable speleothems - breast-shaped stalactite over a massive stalagmite which is shaped by nature into a Shivalinga.Also found here is loaf-shaped rocky dome with a nearly flat top among the hillocks.It is called Symper Rock.